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ATH- leathers. http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/251160088897?item=251160088897&ViewItem= 

 

Look like them new Sony headphones wont be out till November.. Will know about the M100s by then. Hope they are all that and a bag o chips.


Edited by Dsnuts - 10/1/12 at 11:06am
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Oh. boy... not the pads subject again... Im gunna say HD25 pleather pads for best sound and improved (but not best) comfort. For sure the velour pads we had all tried are most comfy but to me it just removes that beautiful bass impact and lower mids are gone... IMO.. Not worth the trade off but the pleather of the HD25 is a wider pad and feels better on my melon than the stock. I personally haven't tried these ESW9 pleathers that a lot of guys like but they are in the mail.

Edit: Just saw DS's post. Let me translate for you..... "ATH Leathers" = After market pleather ESW9 pads from ebay beyersmile.png
Edited by Doc-holliday - 10/1/12 at 11:02am
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I don't know if JVC will bring out a 50mm Carbon Nantube headphone. BUT.. And I say but as I am about the show you guys the next best thing. These will be costly but I do plan on getting one. I don't know if you guys been reading up on these as they will be Sony's newest very soon.

This is Sonys new MDR-1RNC.. Using Liquid Polymer film diaphragms. Yes another Japanese company using space age drivers. These should have some similar properties to JVCs. I passed on the Denons and might pass on the M-100 for these instead..

 

Look forward to see what you think about the Fire Phoenix Rickdohc. USB should be fine. Just make sure you have a couple on hand just in case the one they give you is poop like they sent me.

 

I think these seems like the most underrated headphones interest-wise in the "mid-fi portable battlewars" pre-launch, the FR even measures extremely well with nothing missing, reasonably emphasized bass with punchy snappy bass and extremely well balanced mids & highs. Ultimately it will come down to imaging and soundstage, resonances etc, but FR-wise we know it's already very good.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 10/1/12 at 11:10am
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Ya they did some serious sound tweeking on these headphones. Made sure nothing is missing and then there are the drivers which should equate to one beautiful sound. I look forward to them. If I sell off enough of my headphones I am leaning toward the NC version. That would be awesome where I work.

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Hey ds have you ever tried on the cityscape uptowns?..... I tried them on yesterday but had no audio source on me. Super comfy..

40mm driver.... pricey for a transplant but really nice looking and feeling build.

Might give that one a go when I get back from europe next month.
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Ya pretty good is the word on them new philips but to be honest I have my money stashed away for these new Sonys. I checked out a vid online about what they did to get the sound tuning right for them. Sonys top engineers as well as producers in the music industry.. I am sold and look forward to them more than the overly hyped. Well so far at least M100s.

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It would be an expensive risk to swap drivers with the s500 but they were just soooo comfy. i thought my dt990 premiums felt nice before.. not anymore.

It is probably actually not fair to make a comfort judgement when i did't get to wear them for more than a few minutes, but they did a good job on the design IMO.
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Ya pretty good is the word on them new philips but to be honest I have my money stashed away for these new Sonys. I checked out a vid online about what they did to get the sound tuning right for them. Sonys top engineers as well as producers in the music industry.. I am sold and look forward to them more than the overly hyped. Well so far at least M100s.

link?

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Oh your thinking of transplanting. That makes sense. 

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Isn't the IRNC model noise-cancelling? I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't sound better then the $299 model. People will always pay a premium for noise-cancelling.


Edited by ringyring - 10/1/12 at 11:47am
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I might just go for the standard version and save me the money.. That is more money I can throw down on another new headphone. There seems to be some nice new ones coming around the corner form AT as well. Gotta save a bit here and there and sell off some older stuff.

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Well, my HD25 velours finally are here. Putting them on was easier than I expected, and the comfort is a big upgrade.....no more sweaty ears! Audio memory isn't good enough for me to really to say how they sound compared to the stock pads.....I would need two pair of S500's to be able to accurately compare.  But  I just put on Eric Clapton Unplugged in ALAC, and I can still say I am very happy with the sound.L3000.gif

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Anyone interested in trying out the S500 playing this track? L3000.gif

 

 

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I'm definitely digging the ATH pleathers on the S500.  Nice balance and with good bass compared to the other pads I've tried.  

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Well, my HD25 velours finally are here. Putting them on was easier than I expected, and the comfort is a big upgrade.....no more sweaty ears! Audio memory isn't good enough for me to really to say how they sound compared to the stock pads.....I would need two pair of S500's to be able to accurately compare.  But  I just put on Eric Clapton Unplugged in ALAC, and I can still say I am very happy with the sound.L3000.gif

You can do a mini-test by putting one pad on one side vs. anothe pad on the other. Then turn the cups both the same direction and switch back and forth listening on the same ear in a quiet room. I was suprised how many differences I could pick out when testing in this manner between two sounds on the same 'phone.
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